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  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists’ undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow—not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential... more...

  • Congress in Contextby John Haskell

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 47.00

    A concise and engaging introduction to the workings of Congress, from directing government actions through legislation and oversight to interacting with the executive branch in a separated system of government. more...

  • Congressional Womenby IRWIN GERTZOG

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 49.00

    This is a revision and update of Gertzog's successful 1984 study of women in the United States Congress. Now, 10 years later, the congressional roster is far different: Women have made major in-roads in numbers and prominence in the House of Representatives. Based upon interviews with 45 members of the 103rd Congress, this study examines the rise in... more...

  • Reviewing Delegationby James H. Cox

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Examines when Congress is more or less likely to reauthorize an agency or program as part of its larger attempts to retain control over policymaking. more...

  • Tribes on the Hillby Jack M. Weatherford

    ABC-CLIO 1985; US$ 36.95

    "A revealing, witty, and altogether fascinating story of the tribal customs and rituals that help shape our nation's lives." The Washingtonian more...

  • Restorationby George F. Will

    Free Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    Biblical Christianity was originally a sect of Judaism that believed in Jesus and revered the Torah as the core of her scriptures. Restoration is a riveting argument for a return to that original biblical expression of faith in Jesus. Discover for yourself the profound beauty of Torah life, the celebration of the biblical Sabbath, and the application... more...

  • Parties and Leaders in the Postreform Houseby David W. Rohde

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Since the Second World War, congressional parties have been characterized as declining in strength and influence. Research has generally attributed this decline to policy conflicts within parties, to growing electoral independence of members, and to the impact of the congressional reforms of the 1970s. Yet the 1980s witnessed a strong resurgence of... more...

  • Term Limits and Legislative Representationby John M. Carey

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 25.00

    This 1996 book tests the central arguments made by both supporters and opponents of legislative term limits. more...

  • Government's Endby Jon Rauch

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 15.00

    "To those who would understand the reasons why Washington does not work, and to those who are seeking clues to end the gridlock for more than a brief spell, this book is a godsend."  --David Broder, The Washington Post more...

  • Money In the Houseby Marian Currinder

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Author Marian Currinder presents a highly compelling and empirically grounded look at how internal campaign finance practices have come to dominate congressional party politics. more...